Why Pulse Diagnosis is Shockingly Accurate
Have you ever had your pulse taken? Most of you would say yes.
However, I’m not talking about pulse rate or how fast your pulses beat.
Instead, I’m talking about Traditional Eastern Medical pulse diagnosis.
I’m sure some of you are scratching your heads – that’s normal.
In this short blog, I will go over what pulse diagnosis is and why it’s shockingly accurate…
Magic or Medicine?
Is pulse diagnosis indeed a medical technique or just a magic trick?
Feeling someone’s pulses may seem like a magic trick – and here’s why.
In the clinic, we ask the patient to come closer and open up their arms. At the same time, the patient does not tell us what’s going on with them. The Doctor then feels the pulses quietly.
After about a minute, the doctor tells this specific patient that they are not sleeping well, they have chronic acid reflux, get lower back pain, and they are always fatigued.
The patient then in disbelief, screams out, “YES! That’s me!” The patient then usually always asks, “How did you know that?” We answer, “The pulse never lies.”
If pulse diagnosis were merely a magic trick, then that conversation would end, and the patient would leave.
However, the magic of pulse diagnosis is that there is a medical solution for all those abnormal pulses.*
Now, that is truly magical!
How Healthy Are Your Organs?
Have you ever wondered the current state of your organs right now? Sounds unbelievable, but Chinese Medicine pulse diagnosis has figured a way.
How? A qualified practitioner will put his finger pads along the radial pulse(s) near both your wrists. He or she will press in and around to detect any abnormalities.*
Each hand represents differing organ systems. Feeling the left side gives information on the heart, small intestine, liver, gallbladder, kidney, and urinary bladder.
On the right side: lung, large intestine, stomach, spleen, pancreas, and the adrenals.*
Do You Have Lung or Large Intestine Issues?
Now, this pulse can be detected by seasoned practitioners – please don’t try this at home.
According to Dr. Jimmy Chen, (a pioneer in pulse diagnosis), he has found that when the pulse along the top radial artery is deep but pounding, the patient has a lot of mucus in the lungs. The patient will almost always be coughing up phlegm or may have a chronic cough. This pulse can be seen in bronchitis, a cold, and even smokers.*
Interestingly enough, if you press slightly deeper in the Lung pulse, you will feel the health of the Large Intestine. If this pulse has a quality of being “tight” like a wire, the patient invariably is suffering from chronic Large Intestine issues. The patient could have IBS, Colitis, etc.*
Do You Have A Sensitive Stomach?
One of the pulses named “Guan” along the right middle position looks at the strength of your stomach. If this pulse is pounding at the surface and can be felt by pressing the finger pads lightly, something is going on in the Stomach. Dr. Chen reports that the patient will have lots of acid reflux. If the pulse is not pounding but resonates similar to a wire, the patient suffers from emotional ups and downs. These emotional up’s and down’s affect digestion and the patient will have bloating, gas, abdominal pain, or even loose stools.*
Besides these few examples, there are hundreds of subtle qualities of the pulse that the doctor will pick up on any given patient.*
At SOPHIA Natural Health Center, we use pulse diagnosis every day to listen to what’s going on with the patient’s health. From there on, we explain how we may help fix these pulses. The purpose of finding an abnormal pulse is to fix it. Once the practitioner cannot detect the unhealthy pulse, his goal is the make the pulse regular. After that happens, the patient will feel better because the root of the problem is gone.*
For a free consultation, please call the office at 203 740 9300.
Chris Maslowski, L.Ac.
SOPHIA Natural Health Center
*The effectiveness of diagnosis and treatment vary by patient and condition. Sophia Natural Health Center does not guarantee certain results.